DeGidio’s Restaurant & Bar was founded by Joe “Kid Bullets” DeGidio, a successful bootlegger during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. At one point he operated 12 stills in the St. Paul area. “Kid Bullets” parlayed his bootlegging profits and opened DeGidio’s Royal Bar at this same location when prohibition ended in 1933.
DeGidio’s was a favorite watering hole for many of the most notorious mob figures during Saint Paul’s famous gangster era. Of course, all mob ties were severed many decades ago!
Today, DeGidio’s remains owned and operated by “Kid Bullets” grandchildren as a family restaurant serving fine Italian food at reasonable prices.